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Rag Radio 2013-11-22 - Citizens' Advocate Sam Daley-Harris, Author of "Reclaiming Our Democracy"

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Rag Radio 2013-11-22 - Citizens' Advocate Sam Daley-Harris, Author of "Reclaiming Our Democracy"


Published November 22, 2013


Activist and citizens' advocate Sam Daley-Harris, a former music teacher and classical percussionist, "has helped thousands of ordinary citizens transform from hopeless bystanders to powerful advocates." He is the author of "Reclaiming our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government," which recently was published in its updated 20th anniversary edition.

In 1980, Sam Daley-Harris founded RESULTS, a grassroots lobbying group that, according to The New York Times, "has had major success building support in Congress for initiatives aimed at basic needs for the poor." In 1995 Daley-Harris and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammed Yanus founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign that provided microloans to more than 100 million of the world's poorest families. He also mentored the founder of Citizens Climate Lobby prior to its launch in 2007, and in 2012 started the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, a group that works with the leadership of organizations to empower their members and train them to work for social causes like "ending poverty, cleaning up the environment, building local economies, and bringing peace to the world."

Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: ragradio@koop.org. Running time: 55:48.


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